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Kenrick Everett

Executive Director

Kenrick joined HEOW in 2017 as volunteer Assistant Director.  He has been Executive Director since May of 2021.  He has a BBA from Baruch College in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Public Health degree from Downstate Health Sciences University.  He has held various professional and volunteer positions in NYC from Citigroup and Mutual of American to NYC Health + Hospitals Woodhull in Brooklyn, Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, and Project Hospitality/El Centro in Staten Island.  He is now committed to making New York City healthier through the initiatives of HEOW.


William Addo

Director & Founding Member

William Addo is also a proud graduate of Baruch College and has now retired from a long career in health care management at Kings County Hospital Center.  After retirement, he founded HEOW to serve the health education needs of the people of Staten Island. William has teamed-up successfully with local organizations to advocate for access to basic public health services on the Island.  William has also been active in the community - disseminating health information through-out the city.  He is well recognized by the NYC Dept. of Health and the CDC.  He led HEOW in receiving full CDC recognition for our Diabetes Prevention Program.  William continues to serve HEOW in an advisory capacity.


Professor Steve Panford


Steve Panford is a retired Professor of City University of New York. He received an MA from the University of Ghana, an MA from New York University, and received his Doctor of Education degree from Columbia University.  Professor Panford is passionate about continued service to those in need both locally and abroad. He continues to invest his resources and experiences to impact the community at large.  We are proud to have professor Panford on our team!


Christian Asare

Director & Founding Member

Christian is one of the founding members of HEOW.  He is now serving in the capacity of Treasurer. He continues to be a strong advocate of our diabetes prevention initiatives, and guides the organization with a strong commitment to community.


Sam Anim-Addo

Director & Founding Member

Sam – a founding director – has had an extensive career in public health service. He brings over 37 years of experience to HEOW.  Sam inspirits HEOW as we aim to inspirit our community to better health.  Sam is now retired but has held several senior positions at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene including at: the Bureau of HIV, the Bureau of STD, and at his most recent position as chief of the Bureau of Immunization. He received his MA in Political Science and International Health from Brooklyn College, and his MPH from Long Island University.  We are proud and invigorated to have Sam in continued service to NYC through the works of HEOW.

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